Tax season!

The Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library distributes the 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ forms from the IRS.
Instruction booklets and supplemental forms will not be available for distribution this year, they are available online at or can be requested at 1-800-829-3676 .
Hours for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) at the library are
6-8:30 pm Tuesday, 3-8:30 pm Thursday and 1-4 pm Saturday,
starting Tue., Feb. 3rd and running through April 14th.

Holiday Ornaments and Collectibles: Display them, treasure them, preserve them

You may not be a collector–but do you have holiday ornaments and family mementos that you enjoy every year?  Then-guess what-you do have a collection that is worth preserving and displaying well.  Here are some tips: PRESERVING & ORGANIZING  Tips for preserving hand-crafted ornaments: Store in sealable plastic bags and containers NEVER cardboard,  Use confetti/shredded […]

Save Your Family Treasures!

Preserving Collectibles: Some Basic Tips These tips all come from the book Saving Stuff: How to care for and preserve your collectibles, heirlooms, and other prize possessions by Don Williams—who is a senior conservator for the Smithsonian Institution.   TSCPL has this book in our collection—check it out if you need more detail on preserving just about […]

Seven Ways to Celebrate Audiobook Month During June

I hope you have already discovered the joys of listening to audiobooks.  If you haven’t, June is the perfect month to discover a whole new way to read–since June is Audiobook Month.  Here are seven ways to celebrate this month: 1.  Download free audiobooks via SYNC. SYNC is a program that lasts all summer long […]